X Factor 2012: Nicole Scherzinger in tears over bootcamp performances

Nicole Scherzinger (X Factor 2012)

New X Factor judge is set to be just as teary eyed on our version of the show as she was on the US series last year.

The former Pussycat Doll was criticised by many fans for her constant tears and dreary comments on The X Factor USA last autumn.

The sexy brunette was fired after just the one series, and now we've been lumbered with her.

Nicole broke down in tears at yesterday's live bootcamp show, which was being filmed at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

A young contestant received a standing ovation from the thousands who had packed out the arena, and even Gary Barlow was impressed, despite the song being one of his "most annoying".

Meanwhile some acts have hit out at the show after being ditched in favour of stars who have already had shots at success.

This year has seen the rules of the show changed, with singers who already have or have had management deals being invited to try out.

It's seem some surprising acts perform, including Starboy Nathan who has already had two Top 40 singles.

And girl group From Above, management by Beyonce's dad, have even had their own reality TV show.

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